About Me

 

My name is Chandra . I have had different last names ; nowadays I prefer to just be Chandra, the name of my birth. I live in Berkeley, California with my husband and three children. I have been an immigrant for 11 years  and we are finally taking the step this year to come back and live in India. In my experience as a wife and a mother, I have found it difficult to retain my sense of self.  I am further lost in the melee of foreignness that one encounters every day in my adopted country. And now my old country is a new country and potentially foreign.  Along with the possibilities of finding myself and making new homes, I have found myself lost in translation, quite literally. This sejour in India, this return to one’s center of familiarity and comfort are in a way a form of escape but on a deeper level an occasion for hope and optimism that it is never too late to find oneself.

6 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Magnifiques photos! et j’apprends beaucoup de choses de la culture indienne.
    Ca renforce mon envie d’y aller.

    Grosses bises à tous (et surtout à Asheema).
    Keep up the French!

    1. Asheema commence l’ecole aujourd’hui. Les filles vont commencer les cours de francais a alliance Francais aussi aujourd’hui. Tom et moi, on parlez que vous avez installer en elle la curiosite´, le vouloir de savoir des choses, l’interet en apprendre. On parle encore a propos des monuments et elle veut absolument aller a Burj Kalifa. On a promis qu’on y ira. We miss you and are very grateful for all the work you did with her. Please do stay in touch and thank you for reading 🙂
      Bises, Chandra

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An American family moves to India for a year.